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Ms.Johanna Maria Means

Senior Lecturer,
School of Education


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Special Education (currently pursuing), Gwynedd Mercy Univserity, USA (honours)
  • M.Ed. In Mental and Physical Disabilities, University of Pittsburgh, USA (honours)
  • BA in Journalism, Texas A&M University, USA

Research Interest

  • Parent and teacher collaboration, mental health among special education teachers, and early childhood/play-based learning

Teaching Interests

  • Special Education, Early Childhood, Parent/community workshops
Teaching and Industry Experience
  • International School of Penang (Uplands), Malaysia
  • Raha International School, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • QSI Schools, Kazakhstan and China
  • Spotsylvania County School District, USA

Currently working on a doctoral dissertation of a qualitative study involving the perceptions of parents and teachers of special education students surrounding the Individual Education Plan.

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